Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them

Melissa Barker
Jul 4, 2016
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Introduction
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Vertical File Basics
3m 28s
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Where Are They Stored?
1m 54s
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Surnames and Subjects
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Arrangement
43s
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Index
1m 22s
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Access
4m 02s
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Requesting and Handling
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What You'll Find
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Newspaper Clippings
10m 30s
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Family Group Sheets
1m 23s
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Family Histories
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Unique Documents
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Receipts
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Business Letterheads
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Election Memorabilia
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Business Advertisements
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Certificates
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Legal Ephemera
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Funeral Home Records
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Bits n Pieces
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Online
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Conclusion
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About this webinar

Vertical Files, what are they and how can they benefit the genealogist? This webinar will help the researcher understand exactly what Vertical Files are and how to locate them at local repositories. This record source is "like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."

About the speaker

About the speaker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches and writes about the
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